The First Ever Web Page and Domain Name

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The First Ever Web Page and Domain Name

So what was the first web page ever made? Now that can be debated, but the first publicly available web page was made by Tim Berners-Lee at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, CERN. If that name sounds familiar, that is because Tim is recorded as the inventor of the World Wide Web (not Al Gore). Tim also invented the first internet browser which was a simple line-mode tool.

You can see a screen grab of what the page looked like in 1992, as there wasn’t a grab of it taken back in 1991 when it was made.
First web page
The first-ever domain name was registered well before the first-ever web page was made. In fact, the World Wide Web did not exist until 1991, 100 .com domains had already been registered by 1987. These included names for companies like,,,, and (source)

The first domain name was registered by Symbolics. Symbolics is a defunct computer manufacturer Symbolics, Inc., and a privately held company that acquired the assets of the former company and continues to sell and maintain the Open Genera Lisp system and the Macsyma computer algebra system.

The domain was originally registered on March 15, 1985, making it the first .com-domain in the world. In August 2009, it was sold to (formerly Investments. (source)

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